Have you heard? The Inner Sunset is now hosting a monthly community event, Fourth Fridays! June’s Fourth Fridays is this week, 6/22, from 6-10pm. Urban Bazaar will be holding an opening of a 2 week art show with original pieces by neighborhood illustrator Nidhi Chanani. Plus free refreshments. Come on out for first dibs on the amazing artwork, a chance to meet some awesome Inner Sunset folks, and to discover some of the other Fourth Fridays offerings from neighborhood businesses!
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March is a huge month at URBAN BAZAAR for crafting! Here are some upcoming events we have scheduled. All will take place at URBAN BAZAAR, 1371 9th Ave (between Irving and Judah), San Francisco. (415) 664-4422.
Quick Calendar: March 13th, BYOB Craft Night, 5-8pm …………………….. March 16th, GoGo Craft Workshop: Make Your Own Fingerless Gloves, 7:30-9:30pm …………………………………………………………………………………. March 30th, Collage Workshop, 7-9pm …………………………………………….. March 31st, BYOB Craft Night, 7-9:30pm
BYOB Craft Nights!
No, you’re not seeing double… We are indeed hosting TWO craft nights this month! Also known as BYOC (Bring your own craft, bring your own chair), Craft Nights are free, after-hours crafting sessions. All you have to bring is a project to work on (sewing, knitting, sketching, or anything else you don’t need a machine to do!), and we’ll provide snacks and friendly, crafty company. If you’d like, you can bring a bottle of wine or a 6pack to share, too! (All ages; 21+ if you plan to drink)
Wednesday March 16th, 7:30-9:30pm: Upcycled Fingerless Glove Workshop with GoGo Craft!
In this workshop you’ll learn how to make a shrunken sweater into a pair of cozy fingerless gloves. Not too handy with a sewing machine? Not to worry! This low sew project can be completed in under 2 hours with our patterns and a needle and thread.
Space is limited – so click here to reserve your spot now!
Join us in this gathering with other women where we will use writing,
intention and FIRE in a process to help us let go of that which no
longer serves us, using discussion, writing and a burning ceremony to
release old ideas and create a beautiful open space in our hearts,
minds and spirits for that which comes next to help us along our
Warm delicious tea and all writing/burning material will be provided.
Limited space, please RSVP to secure your participation!
Join us and lighten up – emotionally, mentally and literally – as we
gather with other women, collectively releasing the old and welcoming in the new. (Please bring a warm jacket, as this will take place outside for part
or all of it and it is the Inner Sunset at night.)
Sliding scale of $10-$15 to help pay for materials. Register in advance at URBAN BAZAAR (415) 664.4422.
URBAN BAZAAR has a bunch of fun events coming up to keep you inspired and creative this year! Read on for details…
Sunday Jan. 16th, 1-4pm. Hipster Robot Plushie Workshop. Join GoGo Craft at URBAN BAZAAR as we present another fun “crafternoon” of make&take projects that are simple and fun to do.
Excited to make your own cuddly plushie, but don’t want another teddy bear? This is the workshop for you! You’ll learn how to hand sew a soft Hipster Robot that is perfect for gift-giving (if you can bear to part with it, that is).
$15 fee includes all materials and instructions. Space is limited, so sign up now! Or if you’d prefer to sign up over the phone or in the store, call or visit Urban Bazaar at (415) 664-4422, 1371 9th Ave (btw. Judah and Irving), San Francisco.
Thursday Jan. 20th, 7-9:30pm, B.Y.O.B. Craft Night. Come to this free, after-hours craft night at URBAN BAZAAR (1371 9th Ave, SF CA). Bring a crafty project to work on, and if you’d like (and are 21+) a bottle of wine or a 6 pack. Enjoy relaxing crafting time with friends and neighbors! We’ll provide snacks, inspiration, and plenty of crafty company.
Thursday Jan. 27th, 7:30-9:30pm, Women’s Intention Setting Collage Workshop. Led by local life coach Corinne Oprinovich, this free workshop will help you creatively imagine your goals and aspirations for 2011, and put them down on paper in a fun collage. Space is limited, so call URBAN BAZAAR at (415) 664-4422 soon to register.
Friday Feb. 11th, 7-10pm, Love Your Local Artist: a Valentine’s Day Gallery Party. Give a little love to your friendly local artist this Valentine’s Day! Celebrate all of the local artists and craftspeople represented at URBAN BAZAAR on Friday, Feb. 11th from 7-10pm. This gallery style party will have free beverages, appetizers from Rosamunde Sausage Grill, coffee from Bicycle Coffee Co, and sweets from Sweets La Petite! There will also be free Valentine making with Samantha Barsky of Note.ify, and lots of talented local artists to meet. This is a party you won’t want to miss!
As the holidays approach, we’re getting more excited about all the great events happening at URBAN BAZAAR!
We’re also having great sales and promotions every week- and sometimes for one day only! So become a fan on Facebook to hear about great chances to save a little cash while discovering the perfect gift. You can also sign up for our mailing list on our website, so you’ll get email reminders about events & special mailing-list-only promotions!
10% off all ceramics
5% off jewelry purchases of $100 or more
Pick up an SF Weekly and find a great coupon for URBAN BAZAAR in the Holiday Highlights insert!
Here’s an updated list of everything we have lined up for you.
Micro-entrepreneur Holiday Bazaar, Thurs. Dec. 2nd, 3-7pm. 607 Front St, San Francisco. Hosted by Renaissance Center and Working Solutions, two fantastic micro-finance organizations in SF. URBAN BAZAAR will have a table here, featuring some of our best selling, unique gift items! Come out to support more than 20 local, small businesses that will have gift tables at this event, and find fun gifts for your loved ones!
Winter Wonderland Craft Bazaar, Sat. Dec. 4th 1-9pm, at URBAN BAZAAR, 1371 9th Ave., San Francisco. Co-sponsored by URBAN BAZAAR and the SF Etsy Team, this fun, indie craft bazaar will take place in URBAN BAZAAR’s back garden. Enjoy holiday shopping under twinkling lights, while mingling with local artists with a warm drink in hand. Free baked goods all day (while they last!) and a warm cocktail hour from 6-9pm. 18 local artists selling their work. Visit the website here.
La Cocina Gift Show, Fri. Dec. 10th, 4-9pm @ Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St., San Francisco. Have a foodie on your gift list? Then stop by the La Cocina Gift Show for gourmet treats and food-related gifts, all from local micro-entrepreneurs! Visit their website here. URBAN BAZAAR will have a table here, showcasing some of our most popular food-related gift items.
Mangosteen Imports Fair Trade Trunk Show, Sat & Sun Dec. 18th and 19th, all day @ URBAN BAZAAR, 1371 9th Ave., San Francisco. Join Gabrielle Lessard, owner of Mangosteen Imports, to discover fantastic Fair Trade gifts from Laos and Bali. A great last minute shopping experience, with gifts that you’ll feel proud to give this year.
Hope to see you soon!
1371 9th Ave (btw. Judah and Irving)
San Francisco, CA 94122
What do you get when you put a bunch of crafters together, give them a space to be creative, and let them drink?
Come on down to URBAN BAZAAR this Thursday (Oct. 21st) from 6:30-9pm to find out!
Bring a project to work on, some tasty libations, and your creative friends. We’ll provide coffee, snacks, and crafty company. You can get a head-start on your handmade holiday gifts while getting to know some other local artists and craftspeople. And you can even do some early holiday shopping if you want! We’re staying open after-hours just for you, so why not take us up on this great offer?
B.Y.O.B. Craft Night
Sunday, Sept. 12 6:30-9:30pm
Join Urban Bazaar and other local crafty folks this Sunday, Sept. 12th, from 6:30-9:30pm for an after-hours crafting night in the store. Bring some tasty libations and a crafting or art project to work on, and enjoy free Fair Trade coffee, snacks, music, and crafty company.
*While crafters of all ages are welcome to attend, we will be checking ID’s to make sure anyone enjoying an alcoholic beverage is 21. Thanks for understanding!
This fabulous Fair Trade gift bag will be what you can enter to win in our Grand Opening raffle drawing! Simply come on down to the store this Saturday, August 14th from 7pm-10pm for our Grand Opening Soiree. Everyone who comes is eligible to win, one raffle ticket per person and one lucky winner will get to be the coolest kid on their block to sport their new winnings and feel good about supporting Urban Bazaar.
Retailed at $153, this gift bag contains:
1 Conscious Consumer book
1 gourd maraca
1 finger kalimba
1 hand drum
2 finger puppets
1 set of worry dolls
1 woven basket
3 heart chocolates
2 chocolate bars (peppermint and bittersweet)
1 chapstick (the BEST chapstick in the world!)
1 cornbread mix
1 chili mix
1 wooden salt pot
1 wooden salad tongs
2 wooden chopsticks
Simply fill out your e-mail address and give it back to us. You do not need to be present to win, but you must pick it up with in two weeks of notification.
Cheers to our first few days!
And thanks to everyone who stopped by.
Some shots of our merchandise and around…
Onto Day 2, and here’s to many more for Urban Bazaar!
Thanks to everyone– artists, vendors, friends, family, voices of support– that have been following our story of opening a business grounded in our belief in Fair Trade and supporting local talent.
If you come by, after checking out the store, be sure to take a stroll in our awesome succulent, native plant, and quirky old metal work-filled garden.
See you soon!
At last! Our journey as small business owners is approaching a great moment… we finally get to open the doors to our store, Urban Bazaar!
Join us on Thursday, July 22 between 11am and 7pm at 9th and Judah in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood to celebrate our first day in business! Urban Bazaar is based on the principal that Fair Trade and locally handcrafted items are better for everyone along the supply chain, and can help build a strong community.
Plus we want to make the unique and often beautiful items we’ve found affordable– otherwise, what’s the point? Everyone should be able to afford responsibly-sourced and awesome artistic items.
For more information on what Fair Trade is, click here.
And as a teaser, here are some photos taken last night as we prepare the final price tags, store set up, and the other millions of details leading up to our Thursday open.
See you soon!